Farley Copse is a 3.3 hectare, 8.1 acre, broadleaved woodland with a large area also designated as ancient woodland, which is important for wildlife.
The site is located in Binfield, in the residential area between Priestwood and Amen Corner, south of London Road. OS Ref: SU849 696.
Farley Copse has:
- a site noticeboard at the main entrance
- a majestic, fully grown Wellingtonia tree
- a badger sett that is looked after by the Binfield Badger Group
How to get to Farley Copse
The entrance to Farley Copse is located off Tippits Mead Gate. Roadside parking is available, approximately - RG42 1FH.
The OS Ref is SU849 696.
Pedestrian access to Farley Copse is through:
- entrances on Tippits Mead, Hombrook Drive
- the cycleways between Tippets Mead and Hombrook Drive
- Fletcher Gardens
- a snicket from Golden Orb Wood
Farley Copse is a remnant of the once extensive woodland habitat of this area. It was once part of a large estate belonging to the Edwardian Farley Moor house with around 20 gardeners managing the site and stretching beyond the current wood into surrounding streets.
Following the building of housing developments, Farley Copse was adopted by Bracknell Forest Council to provide public open space for local residents.
Farley Copse is also a Local Nature Reserve and a Local Wildlife Site for its important wildlife. In the spring wildflowers such as wood anemones, bluebells and dog violets put on a colourful display. Roe deer can sometimes be seen grazing in the woodland and the large red damselfly and broad-bodied chaser fly close to the pond.